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That would be Unknown Armies, "A roleplaying game of transcendental horror and furious action." The "major and minor charges" gives it away. It was written by the famous RPG designers John Tynes (Delta Green, Puppletland, and a lot of Pagan Publishing for Call of Cthulhu) and Greg Stolze (Over the Edge, Godlike, Reign, A Dirty World) and is published by ...


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Found it! It was called Jamis Buck's Dungeon Generator, and the URL was http://www.aarg.net/~minam/dungeon.cgi. There was an offline version for Windows, as well as a treasure generator, town generator and NPC generators for D&D 3.0 and 3.5. That site is gone, but a good replacement is http://donjon.bin.sh/d20/dungeon/.


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You may be thinking of End Time, a Call of Cthulhu supplement. In 1993 Pagan Publishing's End Time product came to an unceremonious end.Contained herein is the material I wrote for the project. While the project was never completed, you will find here the results of many hours of work. The End Time grew out of my Blood Moon adventure, published in ...


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Planescape: Torment is based on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition from the 1990s. THAC0, for example, only exists in that edition and a couple contemporary D&D editions (very late AD&D 1e and Basic supplements) - it's not a term found in other games. Armor Class doesn't work the same across D&D editions, let alone other tabletop ...


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If your timing is right, and your terminology close, then what you might have seen is an Everway sourcebook. Everway was a card-based roleplaying game released by Wizards of the Coast concerning people known as spherewalkers who can journey from world to world. It could easily be mistaken for a Magic: the Gathering RPG. To be clear, however: no official ...


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As reflected in this question, I think Earthdawn is the system you're looking for. It could also be Alternity, but that system explicitly doesn't use d10s.


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I'm pretty sure you're describing power2ool.com. Great little tool for making my unusual DM whims look official. Sometimes it'll get stuck on a "Connecting Socket" load screen. This means your adblocking or scriptblocking features are stopping it from connecting (easy to fix) or your modem/ISP settings are blocking power2ool's particular socket (harder to ...


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That dice mechanic – pools of d10s, high numbers matter but so do matches and sometimes runs – sounds like the One Roll Engine. ORE is a little different than you describe, but pretty close: you don't look for single high numbers, but sets of matched numbers in pairs or more, and both the face number of the set (called "height") and the number of matching ...


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You might be referring to the Fighting Fantasy series of game books, starting with the Warlock of Firetop Mountain, which were later coalesced into a roleplaying system, also called Fighting Fantasy. Googling for it now, I can see that the Fighting Fantasy Introductory Roleplaying Game was released in 1984, while an expanded Advanced Fighting Fantasy series ...


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Yeah, that's at the end of C3 The Lost Island of Castanamir, an AD&D 1e adventure for levels 1-4 put out in 1984. The PCs head out to explore the lair of the disappeared eponymous mage. It was a RPGA tournament module published later for home use. It had an extremely simple layout, lots of golems and then mostly the usual low-level adventure suspects. ...


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The Dungeon Crawl Classics game seems to fit the above criteria, although it cuts off at level 10 as opposed to the RC's 36. It uses the RC's classes, including that of Dwarf/Elf/Halfling as self-contained classes as opposed to having racial mechanics. Ascending AC, attack bonuses, saves, all check. Fort, Reflex, Will saves - check.


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For dnd-3.5 there is Stormwrack - which I found in a used bookstore for a reasonable price: Stormwrack contains rules on play in watery environments. Not only are rules for sea campaigns offered, but rules for including water environments in land-based D&D campaigns and dungeon adventures are also covered.WOTC [Excerpts] Introduction ...


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No. Those questions aren't answered in any book that I know of. However, I would use the 1st rule of role-playing games: Have fun Albeit the SR4A rules are pretty complete, those corner cases aren't covered for good reason: One cannot anticipate everything. Therefore it should be up to the story-teller if those works, and it should serve the purpose of ...


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THAC0 and AC are terms very specific to some version of D&D. AC means Armour Class and lower means less probabilities to hit. THAC0 means To Hit AC 0, that is the number needed to be rolled in a d20 by the attacker to hit a defender with AC 0. If the defender had bigger or smaller AC the number needed to hit would be adjusted accordingly. Answering ...


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There are no specific rules for playing pegataur rangers in any edition of D&D prior to 3rd edition. (In 3rd edition the pegataur is a playable race simply by virtue of generic monstrous characters rules, and there are no special pegataur/ranger rules.) However, the "brown cover" is a dead giveaway for an AD&D 2nd edition campaign using one of the ...


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There was a WotC published rulebook for MtG, which was rather scarce. I think I still have one or two copies lying around. It could be mistaken for a roleplaying manual. There also were some early books published (The Arena) which had a mail-off coupon for free card(s). Which were written as novel(s), but could be viewed as a roleplaying sourcebook.


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The variation of the idea that I'm most familiar with is about five years old and was system independent from the start. The process was created by Simon Carryer on storygames, in Generating "Culturally Rich" NPCs. His work inspired Mo, at Sin Aesthetics, to write about it in Simon Says. I later shared the idea via Deep as a Puddle: Characters and ...


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It is possible that you are remembering Goblins' Return and Heart of the Enemy, SJS1 and SJQ1, respectively, from Spelljammer. I can't be certain, as I only recall these modules on the shelf of the FLGS I managed in the late 80s (1987-89,1990). In Spelljammer, the DragonTurtle Ship, or Turtle Ship, is a "gammraoid" that fits the description. The two ...


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Ship of Horrors, an AD&D adventure for TSR's (imo amazing) Ravenloft setting was published in 1991. It did (nomen est omen ;)) feature a lot of 'waterborne' events, and, as far as I can remember, some extra rules for such situations too, and was, apart from a few strange bits--like a 20th level wizard villain--an interesting and inspiring read. (I never ...


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By "classic" I take you to mean "pre-2000" or so. Sea-going adventures/settings were one area clearly overlooked in early D&D published materials, as there are very few of these taking place on the ocean (or underwater). Going by that guideline: D&D Gazeteer #4 The Kingdom of Ierendi: This basic D&D guidebook has a large section on seafaring ...


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THAC0 stands for "To Hit Armor Class 0" which means how much you have to roll on d20 to hit target with armour class 0. So as your character getting more and more experienced in chopping things with his battle axe, his THAC0 is getitng lower. If i remember, THAC0 depends on character level and specialization in weapon. Second thing which also worth to ...


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The manual, which can be found here or here does have a section on Armor Class. It's rather short, however. This number shows how tough you are to whack with a melee weapon (like a pointed poniard or a big spiky club) or pincushion you with arrows. The lower your armor class (usually abbreviated as simply AC) number, the more difficult you are to ...


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Without exact spelling of words, your question is pretty difficult. There are a lot of games with elder gods seeking to destroy the universe. Google says "Drinker of Worlds" is a demon from the Blood Storm storyline in Warhammer 40K. http://warhammeronline.wikia.com/wiki/Malus_Darkblade



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